GROOVY NOODLES

THE ELM TREASON NEWSLETTER NUMBER 103

MAY 26, 2023

TREASON NOODLES

– All audio for the upcoming ELM TREASON album “WITHOUT A TRIBE” has been mastered and sent to the vinyl manufacturer. Artwork, too, has been submitted. Production takes anywhere from 7 to 10 weeks. By contrast, CD production takes a considerably LESS amount of time. Audio has been mastered for CD and digital formats. The target date for the album’s official release remains July 9th.

OTHER NOODLES

Tina Turner died on Wednesday, age 83.

– Guitarist Vinnie Vincent’s new album “Jusgement Day” will almost certainlyy be released by the end of this year, he said this past week.

– Singer-songwriter Paul Simon revealed that he’s lost most of the hearing in his left ear.

B-52’s singer and co-founder Cindy Wilson will release her second solo album, “Realms,” on August 25th

Eric Clapton and a host of rock royalty played the first of two tribute concerts to Jeff Beck at London’s Royal Albert Hall Monday night, May 22nd. He was joined by former Jeff Beck Group singer Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Billy Gibbons, former Allman Brothers Band member Derek Trucks, Gary Clark Jr., Kirk Hammett, Imelda May and Johnny Depp, among others.

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry’s solo album “Sweetzerland Manifesto MKII” drops on Friday, May 26th.

Tom Johnston will not tour with the Doobie Brothers on the upcoming leg of their 50th-anniversary tour due to a back injury. He is one of the band’s founding members.

Foo Fighters will tour with Josh Freese, as the veteran drummer inherits the spot from the late Taylor Hawkins.

Dead & Company kicked off their farewell tour last weekend with two back-to-back shows at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.

– Poet Pete Brown, best known for writing lyrics for Cream, died this past week at age 82. Brown’s contributions to Cream include the classic tracks “White Room,” “Sunshine of Your Love,” “I Feel Free,” “Politician” and “Deserted Cities of the Heart.”

You Say: I Play…

Hello Treasonites!

Are you a musician? 

Doesn’t matter the level of expertise…

Do you own an instrument of ANY KIND? Do you play a little? Practice sometimes? Make music? Whatever?

Someone comes up to you and asks… Do you play a musical instrument of any kind?

You say…….

 

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Jaymie

I’ve lost count of exactly how many instruments are stashed away in closets, drawers, shelves, or otherwise on display in our home.

Somewhere, if you look real hard… you’ll stumble across a banjo, pennywhistle, concertina, fiddle, mandolin, cigar box guitar, harmonica, marimbula, 3 string electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard, and a plethora of assorted percussion aids. You might even find a couple kazoos, lol. And a whole room (hubs claims it was once a dining room, but don’t let the big table in the center fool you…I’ve always known it was the MUSIC room) full of mountain dulcimers.

At one point or another my husband or I have tried them all out. I occasionally fool around with my acoustic guitar and still consult my keyboard for some music theory help when working out a new tune. But the only thing that really stuck was the dulcimer. THAT gets daily exercise.

I still can’t bring myself to part with those other neglected instruments, though. I keep telling folks that if a busload of really talented people ever breaks down in front of our house we’re going to have a helluva jam session.

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John M Taylor

I strum chords on an acoustic guitar…I play piano a little better…what little I do helps in writing songs…my joy comes from hearing real singers and musicians bring my songs to life🌹

Bill Boys

I say that I play guitar, but badly. I also like to write songs, but I’m pretty busy, and maybe a bit unmotivated so I’ll go months without any progress.

Ira Weiner

Ukulele. I have 8 but only play one at a time.

Bob Seabock

Keyboards.

Shelley Briley

Piano, flute, mountain dulcimer, slide whistle, kazoo, drums…I own approximately 100 instruments because of my late luthier and musician husband. 🙂

Katie

I have a piano. I used to be a half decent player, but with my MS it it usually an exercise in frustration. I still play occasionally but for short periods of time and easier pieces. Now my instrument is my alto voice in the church choir.

Cindy

Piano, until I had an accident that left my right hand impaired. Sure do miss playing.

Vincent Peteroy

Drums, percussion….Since 1981.
I like to call myself a musician, I can handle a beat or two.
I play on 1976 vintage Ludwig’s that I bought from a friend in 1986.
5 piece gold wrapped maple shells with Supraphonic snare with blue and olive badges. Zildjian cymbals, but need to upgrade them and hardware at this point. This kit is a part of me.
I have experience jamming, playing in studios, playing live, recording original music demo’s, playing on a local cable TV show, and playing at the famous CBGB’s. Best times of my life…..Thanks to Bob Steel.
I play now on my own with headphones along with my favorite music.
Maybe one day I’ll jam again, who knows what the future holds…

Jack Friend

My instruments are like a cat…they pick me! At that point I roll with it and let the process take its natural form. Put the kettle on, this is gonna take a minute!

Anthony Rutigliano

I play bass, drums, and guitar.
I also try to sing.

Ellen Hakala

I have Uke that I have not picked up in yonks and a Harmonica that I brought years ago online and have not quite got to the point of getting into how to learn to play the damn thing lol maybe if I live to seventy, I might be a harp playing mad old woman.

Birthdays This Past Week

Some birthdays we did not mention on our Facebook page…

Rich Robinson, guitarsit and founding member of The Black Crowes, was 54 on Wednesday

Phil Selway, drummer for Radiohead, had birthday number 56 on Tuesday.

Last Friday, Phil Rudd, drummer for AC DC turned 69

 

R&B Singer and actress Patti LaBelle celebrated her 79th birthday on Wednesday

Turning 64 on Monday was Morrisey, frontman for the Smiths

 

Singer-songwriter Leo Sayer was 75 last Sunday

Jane Wiedlen, bassist for the Go Gos, had birthday number 65 last Saturday

 

Celebrating birthday number 75 last Friday was singer, actress and model Grace Jones

Dan Roberts, bass guitarist for Crash Test Dummies, celebrated his 56th birthday on Monday

Happy 77th birthday to Cher (last Saturday)

Jenny Berggren, lead singer of Ace of Base, was 51 last Friday

 
 

Some of our favorite MUSIC BIOPICS!

Seeing as this is the 4th anniversary of the film ROCKETMAN – a biopic about Elton John – we thought we’d share some of ours.

 

Amadeus (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Bohemian Rhapsody (Freddie Mercury)

Coal Miner’s Daughter (Loretta Lynn)

Ray (Ray Charles)

What’s Love Got to Do With It (Tina Turner)

The Runaways (The Runaways)

Walk the Line (Johnny Cash)

Nowhere Boy (John Lennon)

The Dirt (Motley Crue)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (George M Cohan)

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Grinning boys in the band, Bethlehem, PA 2019

A GUITAR SHAPED LIKE A TACO … BECAUSE WHY NOT?

4 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

The biographical film “Rocketman,” starring Taron Egerton as Elton John, debuts in US theaters.

 

6 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

At the Palladium in London, The Cranberries play their last show with lead singer Dolores O’Riordan, whose health issues for cancellation of the remaining dates. She dies on January 15, 2018.

 

11 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Billboard reports that the albums of Donna Summer increase in sales by a factor of over 3000% in the week following her death on May 17 after a battle with cancer.

16 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

he US Library of Congress hands out the first Gershwin Award to Paul Simon for being a “performer whose lifetime contributions exemplify the standard of excellence associated with the Gershwins.”

 

25 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Frank Sinatra’s funeral takes place in Beverly Hills, which draws 400 invited guests and a slew of onlookers. Tony Bennett, Angie Dickinson, Joey Bishop (the only surviving member of the Rat Pack), Liza Minnelli, Jack Nicholson, Tony Danza and Tom Selleck all show up to pay their respects.

31 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Bette Midler is Johnny Carson’s last guest on The Tonight Show (his final show, the following night, has no guests). She serenades him with “One for My Baby (and One More for the Road).”

39 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

The song “Thriller” falls off the Hot 100, ending a run of hits from the Thriller album that started on November 6, 1982, when “The Girl Is Mine” entered the tally. In that stretch, only two weeks went by without a Thriller song on the chart.

 

40 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

ZZ Top release their video for “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” marking the first appearance of the Eliminator, Billy Gibbons’ 1933 Ford Hot Rod. The car appears in three other ZZ Top videos and becomes closely associated with the band. Gibbons has another one built just like it to bring on tour.

44 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

This is VERY COOL – The three remaining members of Genesis give the fans a thrill by manning the box office and selling their own tickets to the upcoming show at the Roxy in Los Angeles.

56 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

When John Entwistle and Keith Moon are late for a Who show at the Rikki Tik club in Newbury, England, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey go on with the opening act as their rhythm section. Entwistle and Moon show up halfway through, and after the show Moon announces that he and Entwistle are leaving to form a duo. All is well a week later when they patch things up.

 

61 YEARS AGO THIS PAST WEEK

Less than three months before her death, Marilyn Monroe makes one of her last public appearances at President John F. Kennedy’s 45th birthday celebration, where she famously sings “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” in his honor.

We all know one…

What’s the point?

Wisdom

Another Funny

Always works

Hell yes

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